What Do You Do When You Catch a Squirrel?
First, avoid trapping squirrels. They can get into houses through open windows and doors, chimneys, and fireplaces. When you trap one in your house, the squirrel will be desperate to get out and may jump out a second-story window in the process. Before approaching the squirrel, cover the area with a blanket to disguise your appearance. Then slowly approach the squirrel while holding a blanket over the animal’s head.
Avoid killing Michigan squirrel
If you’re caught in the act of trapping a squirrel in Michigan, you should avoid killing it. This is against Michigan law. Although some local ordinances allow killing wild animals, there are others that do not. Contact your local animal control office for information on how to kill the squirrel. Remember, that the law is different in different parts of the country, so make sure to check the local rules before catching a Michigan squirrel.
While the state’s small game season runs from Sept. 15 to March 31, the black squirrel, or “black phase,” is protected under Michigan law. While you must have a license to hunt the black squirrel, you should remember that it is a very adaptable species and thrives in urban areas. You may not realize it, but this is actually a good thing for the wildlife population in Michigan. So, be gentle with the black squirrel when you catch it and don’t kill it.
If you have caught a Michigan squirrel, avoid killing it. You may face a fine of up to $500 for killing the squirrel. A better solution is to relocate the animal. If you can’t relocate the animal, consider trapping it. The best way to relocate the Michigan squirrel is to take it to a new location without buildings. The squirrel will thrive in its new environment and will be able to defend itself against predators there.
Avoid releasing a trapped squirrel
While trapping squirrels is an ethical and humane way to get rid of the pests, it is not a good idea to release them afterward. Releasing them into an unsafe environment puts their lives at risk and is not recommended. For these reasons, traps are an excellent solution for homeowners who are concerned about the safety of their pets. Here are some tips for trapping squirrels safely:
Do not release a trapped squirrel into the heat of an attic. These rodents can carry pests and diseases, and they will not be welcomed by the neighboring wildlife. Instead, release the squirrel into an area where it can find food and shelter. Also, release it at night, if possible. This way, it is less likely to return home. Once released, a squirrel will not be as likely to attack your pets and will be safer overall.
Before trapping a squirrel, it is important to conduct an investigation of its surroundings to determine where it is hiding. If it is alone, it is unlikely to be hiding in the attic, and it may be returning to the nest once it has left the home. Also, squirrels may use a certain route, so trapping them along their regular route may give you better results. However, you should never attempt to trap a squirrel on its own.
Relocate a trapped squirrel
In some states, it is illegal to release a captured squirrel. If this is the case, make sure to locate the squirrel to an undeveloped area that provides adequate water. Alternatively, you could choose a sparsely-populated area that has plentiful water. This is the ideal solution for both the squirrel and its new surroundings. However, the procedure for relocating a trapped squirrel should be carefully planned, as failure to follow the correct guidelines can result in dehydration and possible bites.
The best way to relocate a trapped animal is to place it several miles away from where it was captured. A squirrel may be frightened by the trap and attempt to attack you as you open it. Once it has been trapped and released, it will be very difficult for it to find its way back to its nest. If the situation gets out of control, you can contact a wildlife rehabilitator or humane society to help relocate the animal.
Professional wildlife removal companies are highly skilled at safely removing squirrels from your property. They know how to safely trap and relocate a trapped squirrel in a humane manner. They will also clean up the area. A good wildlife removal company will have a method that will eliminate the problem quickly and humanely. They will also do a thorough assessment of the problem and help you plan an effective removal strategy.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.